How will Product Certification be impacted by Brexit?

The UK as a third country?

When the UK leaves the EU on the 29th March 2019, it will automatically become a ‘third country’.  This will take place in every eventuality unless there is unanimous agreement to extend this deadline.  As the UK will no longer be a Member State, it will no longer enjoy the benefits membership brings and all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the UK.

Trade in goods and services between the UK and the EU will be affected.  It will have an impact not only on the goods exported from Ireland but also imported goods that come into Ireland from the UK.

Post Brexit Certification?

The area of products certification will be changed post-Brexit as UK Notified Bodies will lose their status as EU Notified Bodies.  One of its major repercussion is that UK Notified Bodies will be removed from the EU Commission's 'New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations'- NANDO database and will no longer be able to provide EU certification.

The ‘Nando’ EU commission web site updates and provides a listing of all current European wide Notified Bodies.

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